Chyna Behind Bars: Instagram model’s arrest reveals celebrity culture obsession

Famous Instagram model Blac Chyna was arrested at the Austin-Bergstrom International airport on January 29th, due to intoxication and possession of illegal substances. According to the Austin Police Department, Chyna’s behavior was unpredictable.

Angela Renee White, professionally known as Blac Chyna, is an exotic performer and famous Instagram model. She was arrested on January 29th at the Austin-Bergstrom Airport.
Angela Renee White, professionally known as Blac Chyna, is an exotic performer and famous Instagram model. She was arrested on January 29th at the Austin-Bergstrom Airport.

The arrest garnered unprecedented attention on social media, reflecting the greater public’s obsession with celebrity culture.

“I honestly don’t understand why people made such a big deal. I think that it attracted so much publicity because she’s famous,” freshman, Savannah Wallace said.

Before getting arrested Chyna had been in the spotlight for her ‘friendship fallout’ with famous reality TV star, Kim Kardashian. In addition, she posted a photo with fellow television star, Rob Kardashian.

“They made such a big deal about it because Blac Chyna is famous. If she wasn’t known I don’t think it would’ve been all over the news,” freshman, Samaria Sherrod said.

Chyna was released from prison on Saturday, January 30th. After the jail release, she canceled all impending club appearances, and drove back to California with her boyfriend, Rob Kardashian. After being released she quickly returned to social media; posting various snapchats, announcing that she was ‘back’.

Just a few days after the arrest, Chyna was seen partying with fellow model Amber Rose, and Kim Kardashian. She again blew up social media with dozens of Instagram posts.

“In my opinion celebrities get too much attention from doing irrelevant things. We should pay more attention to people that are doing things to help others,” said Sherrod.